With Arsenal reportedly in negotiations with Olymiakos defender Kostas Manolas, it’s emerged that he’s been left out of the Greek side’s squad for their friendly against Athletic Bilbao tomorrow.
Without any injury reported, and with Manolas otherwise fully fit in pre-season, it’s an interesting detail.
Just like a player’s decision to ‘train alone’, being left out of a pre-season squad is one of the classic signs that a player is making a move.
Manolas has been left out of Olympiacos' squad for their game tomorrow. Interesting…
— Deano Spyrou (@DSSFootball) August 12, 2014